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The U.S. Supreme Court decided it didn't want to take sides
with the estate of Burne Hogarth against Tarzan, and a lower court
decided it didn't want to upset the Lord of Jungle either, when Johnny
Weissmuller had his day in court.
United Press International reported on March 22, 2004,
that the high court would leave things as they were before Hogarth filed
a suit against ERB Inc.
The news dispatch:
"WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) --
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday let stand a ruling that left the copyright
of art in the 'Tarzan' books with the estate of the author, not the artist.
"The artist, Burne Hogarth entered
into an agreement with the estate of the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.,
in 1970 to create pictorial versions of 'Tarzan and the Apes' and
stories from the 'Jungle Tales of Tarzan.' Because the work was
completed before the 1978 Copyright Act, the case was governed by the 1909
Copyright Act. In 2000, Hogarth's estate and family filed suit against
ERB Inc., asking a federal judge to assign them the copyright to the artwork.
Hogarth was an independent contractor, not an ERB Inc. employee, they argued.
Hogarth assigned his copyright renewal right to ERB Inc., they conceded,
but died before that renewal came about -- leaving the renewal right to
his family, his estate contended.
"A federal judge and a federal
appeals court ruled for ERB Inc., and the Supreme Court denied review Monday
An interview with Hogarth:
ERBmania's background and legal details
Many years earlier, in 1942, a New York judge decided
that Boy could go back to the jungle and live with Tarzan and Jane. The
movie was "Tarzan's New York Adventure" and one of the supporting
actresses was Virginia Grey, as a night club singer. Virginia was
born on March 22, in 1917.
An excerpt from information about Virginia's appearance
as recorded at erbzine: "Jane and Tarzan go to a
club to find Jimmie and meet the club's singer, Jimmie's girlfriend, Connie
Beach (Virginia Grey), who fills them in on Buck's circus." Jimmie
was the pilot who flew the plane in which Boy was spirited to the U.S.
Virginia Grey obit among articles at:
Tarzan's New York Adventure: ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Bibliography
A cylinder with 1,500 words spoken by ERB as he dictated
"Tarzan of the Madman" still exists, thanks to the fact that his
son, John Coleman Burroughs, saved it. ERB had begun the dictation
on Jan. 16, 1940, and finished it March 22. The story, however, was not
published until Canaveral Press did it in 1964.
Tarzan of the Madman: ERB Bio Timeline entry
Tarzan of the Madman: C.H.A.S.E.R. Bibliography entry
And we would be remiss if we didn't mention, in passing,
that James Tiberius Kirk, who will grow up to command the Starship
Enterprise, is scheduled to be be born March 22 anywhere from 2228 to 2233
in Riverside, Ohio.
For an ERB connection, we note that Gene Roddenberry,
creator of Captain Kirk, once wrote a script for a Tarzan movie that was
It's mentioned in a Casper Van Dien interview:
of Roddenberry's Tarzan script for sale
When Edgar Rice Burroughs became an Army private in the 7th
Cavalry, he was stationed at Ft. Grant in Arizona Territory. It
sounds like a romantic assignment, but being in the real cavalry was a
gritty and boring job, made worse by ill-tempered officers.
ERB soon tired of riding for days and sleeping in blankets
soaked with horse sweat while chasing Apaches that didn't seem to want
to be found. He soon enlisted the aid of his father to obtain a discharge.
He had some good reasons, having been diagnosed with some heart troubles.
ERB had to endure several more months of Cavalry life before finally getting
his discharge on this date, March 23, in 1897.
But ERB wasn't through riding horses. He enjoyed being
in the saddle a lot more, however, when he moved to Idaho and worked on
his brothers' ranch. Eventually, he moved on from that, too, and, after
a number of other jobs, finally became that famous author whose riding
experience enabled him to describe horse-riding accurately in a few Old
West tales, though he will ever be more well-known for his stories of Tarzan
and John Carter.
As a bit of a homage to ERB's service, the movie "John
Carter" included Ft. Grant as a scene of some of the action
at the start of the film, where John Carter had a run-in with a Col.
Powell, named after John Carter's friend in ERB's first Martian story,
"Under the Moons of Mars."
Both ERB and the movie John Carter were glad to get away
from Ft. Grant, and John Carter was particularly happy when his trail led
to the planet Mars, where he found "A Princess of Mars."
ERB'S Life in the 7th Cavalry in Arizona:
FORT GRANT and THE "BLOODY 7th" CAVALRY: A Scrapbook
FORT GRANT, ARIZONA Photos from the 1880s-1900
ERB fan Frank Puncer: Ft. Grant Then & Now:
Grant today is a prison
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, ERB
had occasion to refer to his Cavalry discharge date. He had become involved
with and was a staunch supporter of the BMTC (Businessmen's Military
Training Corps), a civilian readiness organization. An ex-master sergeant,
in a letter to the "Honolulu Advertiser," had questioned the wisdom of
placing arms in the hands of men not qualified to use them.
An annoyed ERB answered the letter by telling of the
training procedures and weapon instructions which were part of the BMTC
course, and he added,in his "Laugh It Off" newspaper column of Sept.
"BMTCers Can Shoot: There are many
old-time Army men in the BMTC. Mr. Pinchon should be in it. We need all
the experienced men we can get, regardless of age. From the date of his
service, 1898, I judge that Mr. Pinchon is about the same vintage as I,
although probably younger. I was discharged from the 7th Cavalry in 1896
(actually March 23, 1897 after ten months' service).
Dean of WWII War Correspondents in the Pacific Theatre
BMTCers Can Shoot
Paladines of Paradise
By Maj. Edgar Rice Burroughs, B.M.T.C.
Did ERB read "The Chicago Tribune" thoroughly
on March 23, 1901? If he did, he must not have taken it to heart, or we
might have been reading "John Carter of Sumatra" or some other exotic locale
on Earth. The article, by Professor Edward S. Holden, pretty much
debunked the idea that there could be life on Mars.
Holden noted that, the daily press might sell a few newspapers
by speculating about life on Mars: "The general reader,
hearing only one side, and having the unfortunate nomenclature of 'seas'
and 'canals' before his eyes, has naturally, accepted results that appealed
to his imagination and that he had no way of testing for himself....
"Professor Young of Princeton has
this to say on the matter of temperature on Mars: 'Recalling the fact that
the the solar radiation is less than half as intense as here...the temperature
must be appallingly low - so low that water, if it exists at all, can exist
only in the form of ice'....
"These are not the conclusions
that have been generally accepted by the readers of recent popular astronomical
literature. But any one who will take the pains to examine all the evidence
can come to no other judgment."
The article said that humans would likely freeze solid
before long if hopping about on the surface of Mars. Well, at least now
we diehard ERB enthusiasts know why Dejah Thoris made a hand-signal
to John Carter that she needed help. With hardly any clothes on,
the poor Princess was probably about to catch her death of a cold!
ERB and the Press: What We Know of the Planet Mars
A March 23, 1945, file photo showed six-year-old Johnny
Weissmuller Jr., looking up to his former swimming champ dad Johnny
with 14-year-old Johnny "Boy" Sheffield of Pasadena,
Calif., in the center.
File Photo: Weissmullers Sr. and Jr. with Johnny Sheffield
If you are an illustrator who is asked to design a cover
for a new edition of "Tarzan and the Golden Lion," it might be that
the first thing you would think of is how to depict Tarzan and Jad-bal-ja,
and particularly in a way that has not already been done.
The task was a bit easier for J. Allen St. John.
His only predecessor was P.J. Monahan, who designed the cover picture
for the "Argosy All-Story Weekly" in which the story first appeared
on Dec. 9, 1922.
St. John's idea was also to depict Tarzan and the lion,
but a bit differently. Monahan's looked as if Tarzan was attempting to
restrain his jungle companion, while St. John's showed man and beast more
relaxed, but vigilant. Monahan's lion had his head low; st. John's had
his lion's head high.
St. John also departed from the usual practice of using
paint for the cover illustration. He used a black and white line drawing,
though the lion was colored "lion yellow" on the finished product.
The book edition of "Golden Lion," with St. John's illustration,
was published March 24, 1923.
Both are classic images and have been used repeatedly
over the years by ERB Inc. to identify the Tarzan brand. A newer version,
patterned by Roy G. Krenkel in the pose of the Monahan version,
was used on the cover of "Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created
Tarzan," by Irwin Porges, and is also dominant in the current
Inc. Tarzan logo designed by Thomas Yeates.
There are many artists who have made illustrations of
Tarzan with his lion. It is a favorite subject.
P.J. Monahan's Tarzan and the Golden Lion
St. John's Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Golden Lion: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R.
Tarzan and Golden Lion Classic Pose by many artists
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan
by Irwin Porges:
Ray Bradbury Introduction
Smylla Brind was born March 24, 1928, in Vienna,
Austria. Her family fled to France in 1937 to escape Nazi persecution of
Jews and she ended up in the U.S. a few years later. Her interest in a
stage career was aided by her fluency in several languages (German, French,
and Italian as well as English), by her Teutonic accent and by her IQ of
165. She also exceled at oil painting.
RKO Studios changed her name to Vanessa Brown
and she played the role of Jane to Lex Barker's ape-man in 1950's
"Tarzan and the Slave Girl."
Tarzan and the Slave Girl
Tarzan and the Slave Girl Gallery - Still and Posters
Two pages of ERB Heroines beginning at:
"Tarzan Returns to Castra Sanguinaurus," written
and illustrated by Russ Manning, began in Sunday newspapers March 24, 1974,
and ran for 33 Sundays.
Read the story starting here, including the previous
week's strip with a lead-in:
Tarzan Returns to Castra Sanguinaurus
Nancy Kelly, who provided the female pulchritude while
Jane was off in London in "Tarzan's Desert Mystery," was born this
date, March 25, 1921, in Lowell, Mass.
Bill Hillman's ERBzine desribes "Desert Mystery"
this way: "In response to a letter from Jane, who
is in England nursing British troops, Tarzan and Boy trek across the desert
looking for jungle plants to be used in creating a malaria serum. On the
way they save a Jaynar, a wild horse, from a German, arrive at an Arab
city and rescue a stranded American magician, Connie Bryce (Nancy Kelly).
When they reach Bir Herari they meet Hendrix, who is really the Nazi, Heinrich,
whom Connie is on a mission to expose. Heinrich arrests Tarzan as a horse
thief. Heinrich and his crony, Strader, follow Connie who is delivering
a message to the sheik's palace. The Germans kill the sheik's son, Prince
Selim (Robert Lowery) and frame it on Connie, who is sentenced to hang.
Tarzan escapes and summons the stallion Jaynar and during the resulting
stampede, Tarzan is able to rescue Connie and take her to a nearby jungle
where Tarzan fights off prehistoric monsters to obtain the fever medicine.
He battles a maneating plant and throws the Nazis to be killed by a giant
For you Maverick fans out there, Nancy Kelly was the
sister of Jack Kelly, who played Bart Maverick. Nancy herself
was in lots of TV westerns as well as other series and movies, including
her role as the suicidal mother in both the stage and film versions of
"The Bad Seed," for which she had an Academy Award nomination.
"Tarzan and the Sheik" was a title that was under
consideration for this movie. Some posters were even printed with that
title. At the 1989 ECOF in Tarzana, when Forrest J. Ackerman invited
ERB fans to tour the collection room at his home, Roy White spotted
one of those posters in Forry's "for sale" room and bought it.
Tarzan's Desert Mystery in ERBzine Silver Screen Series
with three lobby displays
Kelly's biography in Wikipedia:
Images of Nancy Kelly
Before we get too upset at Disney for reshaping the Therns
as interplanetary travellers and conquerors, we should remember that Gray
Morrow and Allan Gross did it first! The Sunday strip, "Tarzan
and Queen Xiona," started this date in 2001 and ran for 16 weeks. Catch
the strip, complete with Therns on Earth and a bald Jane, at:
Tarzan and Queen Xiona
Edgar Rice Burroughs incorporated his name on March
26, 1923. A few months later, "The Girl from Hollywood" was published
as the last ERB novel to be copyrighted by him alone. The first book to
have the "Inc." added to his name was "Pellucidar," which came out
on Sept. 5, 1923.
ERB Inc. did not start doing its own book printing
until "Tarzan the Invincible" came out in 1931.
In 1948 on this date, the Burroughs Corporation published
its last first edition book to come out during ERB's lifetime, Llana
of Gathol. On the same date, it published reprint editions of the
later Tarzan titles, along with the previous Mars titles and the first
three Venus titles.
Edgar Rice Burroughs Incoporates Himself
Frank Puncer leads off his saga with the incorporation
Llana of Gathol entry in our C.H.A.S.E.R Biblio:
Publishing history, cover and interior art, etc.
Llana of Gathol complete e-text edition in
The Girl from Hollywood: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. entry
Tarzan the Invincible: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. entry
"Tarzan and the City of Gold," illustrated by
Maxon and scripted by R.W. Palmer, began running in daily newspapers
on March 26, 1934, and continued a total of 120 days.
Tarzan and the City of Gold adapted in Rex
Maxon's 120 daily strips
Tarzan and the City of Gold: The Book in ERB
C.H.A.S.E.R. Biblio Entry
"Tarzan and the Storm," written and illustrated
by John Celardo, began March 26, 1962, and continued for 36 days.
Tarzan and the Storm: John Celardo's 36 Sunday Pages
On this date in 1942 Ashton Dearholt died. Dearholt
was ERB's Partner in Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises Inc. and the producer/director
of The New Adventures of Tarzan
and former husband of ERB's second wife, Florence
Ashton Dearholt: Producer/Director
The New Adventures of Tarzan
Florence Gilbert Burroughs
On this date, March 27, in 1933, you could read, in your
newspaper, the first installment of the comic strip version of the MGM
movie, "Tarzan the Ape-Man," but this time by Rex Maxon and R.W.
Palmer. It ran for 138 days and was reprinted by the House of Greystoke
as "The Illustrated Tarzan Book No. 13."
Tarzan the Ape-Man: 138 Daily Strips by Rex Maxon
and R.W. Palmer
Tarzan the Ape-Man: 1932 MGM Film
Fifty-five years later, on March 27 of 1988, you could
settle in for 12 Sundays of reading "The Tigers of Madhya Pradesh"
in the Tarzan Sunday comics and, along the way, you might figure out how
to pronounce "Madhya." The story was done by Gray Morrow, illustrator,
and Don Kraar, writer.
ERB wrote of Tarzan-tiger encounters by mistake in his
first book, and on purpose in "Tarzan and 'The Foreign Legion',"
the last Tarzan book published in his lifetime. Meanwhile, comic illustrators
and writers have often found ways to put the ape-man into encounters with
the great striped cats, and so it is in the saga of Madhya Pradesh.
The Tigers of Madhya Pradesh: 12 Sunday Pages by Gray
Morrow and Don Kraar
Tarzan and "The Foreign Legion: ERB C.H.A.S.E.R.
Online Bibliography entry
ERB had trouble getting "The Outlaw of Torn" published,
but it finally appeared in five monthly installments of "New Story Magazine"
in 1914. Getting it into hardback proved another challenge, but 13 years
later, on Feb. 19, 1927, he finally achieved that goal as well. A.C.
McClurg didn't have as much faith in the story as ERB did, printing
just 5,000 copies, but ERB received a measure of satisfaction when, just
over a month later, on March 28, 1927, McClurg informed him the edition
was a sell-out.
ERB, at that time, considered "Outlaw" to be one of his
three best stories.
More background on the rocky road followed by Norman
of Torn to get into print, and if you want to know the other two books
that ERB considered to be his best work, read the last couple of paragraphs:
The Outlaw of Torn: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Bibio
Entry: Background, Cover and Interior Art, Publishing History, Summary,
Reviews, ERB's Opinion, Pulps, Links, etc.
The Outlaw of Torn: Recent Graphic Novel Adaptation
The Outlaw of Torn: Read the e-Text Edition
On March 28, 1929, ERB let "Blue Book" magazine
know that he was planning to start a new series, this time set on Venus.
Four years later, the first story, "Pirates of Venus," appeared
in the pages of a pulp magazine. But it was serialized in "Argosy Weekly,"
not "Blue Book."
Pirates of Venus: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Biblio
Entry including Pulp Cover Gallery
Pirates of Venus: e-Text Edition in ERBzine
ERB Bio Timeline Entry:
"Treasure of the Black Falcon" by ERB's son, John
Coleman Burroughs, appeared on paperback racks in March of 1967 and
was quickly snapped up by many fans. There followed a lot of letters by
fans to JCB, sent via Hulbert at ERB Inc., and many of them are shown at
the ERBzine website, including one written on March 28 of that year by
James Bleton in Winchester, Hants, England.
Belton asked, "Are you interested
in obtaining any of the early English 1st Editions Burroughs titles? I
see various 1st Eds. at times, looking around the second hand bookshops.
Naturally, you will have them all, but possibly some issues are not in
good condition. "Just before Easter I received a copy of 'Treasure of the
Black Falcon' sent by Rev. Hardy H. Heins. I have just finished it, and
I enjoyed it very much.. It certainly did cheer me up, and I should like
very much to congratulate your brother John Coleman Burroughs on a great
"I must explain further about cheering
me up. For some time I have been troubled with sharp pains in my chest
(upper) and last Thursday I was carrying a cup of coffee upstairs to my
wife, when this sudden pain overcame me, and I unfortunately dropped the
cup. My wife called for our doctor -- who, at once placed me on a diet,
and I have to see a specialist on 29th March at our local hospital. I certainly
hope all is well."
Treasure of the Black Falcon fan letters congratulating
author John Coleman Burroughs
Treasure of the Black Falcon: Review by Mary
Treasure of the Black Falcon: Synopsis
Treasure of the Black Falcon: Rescued Treasures
from JCB's San Fernando Valley Locker
On this date in 1931, ERB hired Van Nuys High School
teacher Bischoff to proofread galley proofs of Tarzan the
Tarzan the Invincible: ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Bibliography:
Studley Burroughs Art
~ Publishing History ~ Summary
~ Cast ~ Chapter Titles ~ Cover Art
Tarzan the Invincible: Read the e-Text Edition
"Jungle Tales of Tarzan" was published in hardback
by A.C. McClurg & Co. on this date, March 29, in 1919. It was
one of the most prolificly illustrated ERB Tarzan books, with a full-page
illustration on regular book paper at the start of each of its 12 chapters,
plus five illustrations on coated paper, including the frontispiece.
The first printing of the first edition is in orange
binding and later McClurg editions are in green.
I got my first edition of this at a reasonable price
somewhere or other many years ago. Around that time (over 20 years ago),
my wife and I were traveling up the Oregon Coast, stopping in antique and
book stores along the way. One thing I found out -- Coastal Oregon antique
stores all had extra high prices on everything. We stopped in one town
and I saw an orange Jungle Tales. I can't remember the price, but it was
well over $100. We stopped in another store in the same town, and they
also had an orange Jungle Tales, priced similarly. We went to yet a third
store in that town, and there also was an orange Jungle Tales with a price
of over $200. "Gee," I said to my wife, "that must be priced so high because
it's a really scarce book."
Publishing history and other stats on Jungle Tales:
Jungle Tales of Tarzan: ERBzine Biblio Entry: Publishing
History ~ Articles ~ St. John
Cover and Interior Art ~ Cast ~ Summary ~ Titles ~
Paperback Gallery ~ Links
Jungle Tales of Tarzan: Read the entire e-text in
Jungle Tales of Tarzan: Interior Art by J. Allen St.
Christopher Lambert, who performed as ERB's Tarzan
for half a movie in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes,"
was born March 29, 1957 (seems like only yesterday!) in Great Neck, Long
Island, New York.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes:
Starring Christopher Lambert
career, so far in IMDB
Greystoke trailer in YouTube
Robert Ruark, who fell in love with Africa and
wrote a book, the title of which likely inspired the name of a Star Trek
character, also had something to say about Tarzan of the Apes. He
called him the "greatest single fictional achievement
of our time" in a column he wrote on March 29, 1950.
Tarzan Greatest Fictional Achievement of Our Times
by Robert Ruark
the Ruark Article here
Ruark biography in Wikipedia
On this date in 1935: Tarzan & Jane (Tarzan's Quest)
was rejected by Argosy who considered it to be too stereotyped.
It was later published in Blue Book.
Tarzan's Quest: ERBzine C.H.A.S.E.R. Online
Tarzan's Quest: Read the e-Text Edition
Ajor, a cutie from Caspak, was born this day, March 30, in
1949. Oops! That wasn't Ajor! That was Dana Gillespie, the girl
who played Ajor in the 1977 film, "The People That Time Forgot!"
At birth, in London, Dana's full name was Richenda Antoinette
de Winterstein Gillespie.
Nine years before starring in "People," Dana was in a
movie titled "The Lost Continent." Alas, it was not ERB's "Lost Continent,"
although the plot description makes it sound like a cross between an ERB
plot and the backup feature on Mystery Science Theater 3000. IMDB reveals:
"This film starts out like the Love Boat on acid, as a cast of varied characters,
with various issues, take Captain Eric Porter's leaky cargo ship to escape
their troubles. When a violent storm strikes, the ship is swept into the
Sargasso Sea and our heroes find themselves trapped on an island of man-eating
seaweed, populated by giant monster crabs and some Spanish conquistadors
who think the Inquisition is still on."
Dana's last role on celluloid was in 1990. So what's
she been doing since then? Singing the blues, man! Check out her website.
The People That Time Forgot: ERBzine Silver Screen
The People That Time Forgot: A Review
The People That Time Forgot: ERB's Words in e-Text
The People That Time Forgot
"The Law of the Jungle," written and illustrated
by Rex Maxon, began March 30, 1946, and ran for 51 days.
The Law of the Jungle: 51 Tarzan daily strips by Rex
"Tarzan and 'The Fox" written and illustrated
by John Celardo, began March 30, 1964, and ran for 36 days. (Note:
There was also a Harold Foster story called "Tarzan and the Fox" which
ran back in 1932).
Tarzan and 'The Fox: 36 strips by John Celardo
Tarzan and 'The Fox: Harold Foster's 1932 series
Click for larger image
"The Cave Man," sequel to "The Cave Girl,"
was first published as a serial, starting with the "All-Story Weekly"
issue dated March 31, 1917 -- 101 years ago. If you had been among those
who had read "The Cave Girl," the earlier novelette serialized in the summer
of 1913, your wait for the rest of the story would have been over three
and a half years. That's long enough to have forgotten a lot about Nadara
and Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones, but fortunately "The Cave Man" text was
preceded by a recap with "the story thus far."
The Cave Girl: Cover, Interior and Pulp
Publishing History ~ Summary ~ Links
The Cave Girl: Read the Complete e-Text Edition
The Cave Girl: Art Collage
The Cave Girl: Pulp Covers in the ERBzine Pulp
On March 31, 1937, ERB wrote a letter commenting on the
sources of his ideas for the creation of Tarzan. He was responding to a
letter written to him two days earlier by Rudolph Altrocchi, a University
of California, Berkeley, professor of Italian studies. ERB stated, "I
believe that (the Tarzan concept) may have been originated in my interest
in mythology and the story of Romulus and Remus. I also recall having read
many years ago the story of a sailor who was shipwrecked on the coast of
Africa and who was adopted and consorted with great apes to such an extent
that when he was rescued a she-ape followed him into the surf and threw
a baby after him. Then, of course, I read Kipling: so that it probably
was a compilation of all three of these...." (From "Tarzan:
The Centennial Celebration," 2012, by Scott Tracy Griffin,
Altrocchi was doing research for a book, "Sleuthing
in the Stacks," which would be published six years later in 1943. The
book contains chapters on a wide range of literary achievements of the
past with Altrocchi's investigations and ideas about books and characters,
written with his hope that the volume would be "a jolly, bookish escape."
Altrocchi and other influences in ERBzine
The Ape-Man: his Kith and Kin by Georges Dodds:
Hundreds of related text ~ Thousands of words and
More feral kids:
The Origin of Tarzan: The Mystery of Tarzan's Creation
by Sarkis Atamian with Foreword by George T. McWhorter
a copy of "Sleuthing in the Stacks"
A bit of sleuthing
concerning "Sleuthing in the Stacks"
of Atamian's treatise on "The Origin of Tarzan"
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